Match of the week | Burrata and a Cape White blend

Match of the week

Burrata and a Cape White blend

It’s been such a hectic week I haven’t been cooking or eating out much so I had to scratch my head for a standout match.

And I think it was probably this combination of burrata and a Cape White blend from South Africa's Franschhoek region not so much because they struck sparks off each other but that they were both delicious in their own way and rubbed along just fine, along with some anchovies and rather delicous charcuterie.

The wine, which which I discovered at my local wine bar Kask, has the rather romantic name of The Earth Beneath Our Feet and is a blend of chenin blanc, grenache blanc and roussanne (White blends based on chenin are known as a Cape White in South Africa.)

What I liked about it was that it had plenty of texture but also a lively freshness that cut through the unctuous creaminess of the burrata (which for those of you who are unfamiliar with it is like an overgrown, super-creamy mozzarella)

They also make a slightly earthy syrah I tried and enjoyed but the white was the star for me

You can buy it from their UK shop for £65 for six bottles + £6.95 delivery which seems very reasonable to me. Or, more conveniently if you live in Bristol, buy it direct from Kask for £12 a bottle.

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